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Tours of the 1850-54 brick home containing the family collection of letters, photographs. Prairie tours (weather permitting). Homestead is listed on the National Register.

Corron Farm is an historic dairy farm in Campton Township, Kane County, Illinois settled in 1835 by Robert Corron. Robert Corron was one of the early settlers of Campton Township. He came to Illinios from Greenbriar County, (WV) Virginia at the age of 19 after the Illinois territory opened to settlement. After working the land and improving his claim with a log cabin, he was able to purchase the land from the Land Grant Office in Chicago in 1842-43. Between 1850-54, Robert built the brick home that will be available for tours, as well as the hired man's house built in 1885, but only lived in for one year. The homestead has recently been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the Department of the Interior.

Visitors will be able to view letters written by Myron Amick, Robert's nephew, who was a famed Civil War Scout, which were sent from the battlefields back home to his family, as well as other ephemera dating back as early as 1834. The family collection also contains vintage postcards, photographs, sheet music, an 1872 Kane County Atlas, and other items of interest.

Corron Farm Preservation Society is currently working on the restoration of the 1875 dairy barn to eventually be used to display the Corron collection of agricultural implements and family life dating back to the 1830s. The Society has restored the family's carriage, pony cart, and horse-drawn sleigh.
Tractor drawn wagon tours will be available, weather permitting.

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Aug 25 to Aug 26, 2018


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